(Closed) Inspired post-How much does it cost to maintain "You"

posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 16
217 posts
Helper bee

WOW I’m more impressed that you make the time for all that lol

I get maybe two haircuts a year.  Wear makeup a few times a year for especially fancy dates or events.  Never had an eyebrow wax, I just pluck myself.  I guess the most money I spend is on shaving cream for my legs?  So $5 every couple of months?

Post # 17
2804 posts
Sugar bee

I’m really big on glowy skin and spend a ton of money on supplements, skincare products and makeup but like another PP, I don’t buy everything monthly.  

On any given month, I could spend from $30-$500 on an “as needed” basis.

I get my hair cut and highlighted every 3-4 months for $160

Lash refills for $60 every month

Bio gel overlay for $60 every month

So glad I did microblading!!

Post # 18
1989 posts
Buzzing bee

Dye my hair 1-2 times per year: $200/year or $17/month 

Cut my hair 2-3 times per year: $150 a year or $13/month 

moisturizer: $12 month (Neutrogena hydroboost) 

eye cream: $5 month (same as above but it lasts forever) 

make up: probably $20 a month in refills. 

Face masks: I purchase a few times a year…maybe $10/month? 

Hair spray: $5/ month or less 

shampoo and conditioner: $10 a month? I buy it at Costco and it lasts forever. 

Toothpaste, deodorant, body wash,  lotion, razors: maybe another $20/month? 

Nails: do my own and buy a new polish color maybe once a month, so $8 monthly. 

Roughly $120 monthly or $1,400 per year. 


Post # 19
619 posts
Busy bee

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zoraneale :  

Depends. I don’t have a set maintenance routine. I sometimes get blow outs, but can easily go 2 months without one. I get pedicures every other month and started doing my own manis to save money about 6 years ago. I get a facial like once every 18 months. 

 My rough estimate / averaging out things I don’t do monthly looks like this:


 Hair care : $50

 Pedicures: $20

 Ipsy: $12

 Gym membership: $35

Spa treatments: $6 (facial every 18 months)

 Make up/Skin care: $12

That’s kind of all I can think of atm. What I hate most is buying stockings/pantyhose, they tear after every wear. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 20
15281 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A 30-50 dollar hair cut every 4-6 months and $10 dye every 2-3 months. 

Post # 22
715 posts
Busy bee

Zero ๐Ÿ˜Š

I only use mascara, so I guess it’s really $7 every two months ๐Ÿ˜‹. 

Post # 23
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m picky about my hair so cut and color every five or six weeks (annual cost $900, so $75/mth) plus I always get my eyebrows done at the same time ($10/mth); pedicures every two weeks in the summer ($50/mth); gels once a month on average as I like to take bare nail breaks ($20/mth). I buy all of my skincare and beauty stuff at Sephora so I can tell you to the dollar, I spent $856 last year, or $71/mth. So in the summer, $226 a month while the winter is more like $200. My job is very appearance-driven and this is about 4% of my salary… feels like a bargain! 

Post # 24
133 posts
Blushing bee

So I don’t really wear makeup except maybe 3x a month, soo face wise I spend $2 bucks on my face for face wash. My hair is $100 every 8 to 10 weeks for cut and color thru my amazing stylist, or you know,  when I realize that my roots are awful or make a rash hair color decision. It’s usually closer to 3 to 4 months between salon trips. 

I get a manicure maybe once every two months, so that is not really factored into anything. It’s purely a I haven’t done anything super girly lately thing. 

Post # 25
1579 posts
Bumble bee

I spend around $80 a year on my hair. I spend $80 on a tinted moisturizer every 3 years. I spend about $60 a year on threading for eyebrows. So about $170 a year total. 

So I guess I spend less than $20 a month. 

I don’t do anything about eyelashes or nails. I like the way my nails and eyelashes looks naturally. 

Post # 26
9076 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Uh.. I buy a face mask in a jar every couple months. I spend maybe 50-60 a year on my beauty products? I just bought new lipstick but that was for a wedding and not something I use even semi-regularly.

Post # 27
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I just spent $30 on my foundation. I buy it every 4-5 months. Color my own hair. Occasional mani/pedi, maybe 4 times a year. I spend a bit on hair care products as I dry & heat style my hair daily. All that being said, maybe I spend $30/month? 

Post # 29
1824 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Close to zero. I rarely wear make up apart from painting my toe nails, so the occasional bottle of nail varnish.  I wouldn’t trust a hairdresser here to cut my hair as they aren’t used to Caucasian hair so a friend cuts it for free. I’ve had it braided a couple of times which cost about $10 including extensions but that’s only once or twice a year.

Post # 30
1178 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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zoraneale : monthly totals inc tip

1/2 leg wax:35

eyebrows: 20

Hair trim: 50

mani/pedi: 80

Monthly total:$185

ummm. Thinking. Botox every 3 months $400. 3 sessions of IPL with microneedling cost me $1500 over the last 2 months but now I only have to do a session every 6 months. Didn’t include other obvious things such as make-up, hair stuff and what nots.

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